Friday, August 31, 2012

Keen On Keane

 

 
I did a post about the band, Keane, who made a video on the beach at Bexhill in England.  Their new album is "Strangeland" and Richard bought it for me!  Well, for both of us really, but I love it so much, not just a few of the songs are good, I think ALL of them are good, very good.  This song that I have for you here is "Disconnected" and the harmonies are perfect and the arrangement is just so pleasing to the ear.
This seems like real music to me and it is like breathing fresh air.  I love not just the music but the lyrics as well.  I have read that the lead singer, Tom Chaplin, has gone through drug problems and he credits playing golf as having brought him back to his senses, so to speak.  One of those who introduced him to golf was the singer from the 70's, Alice Cooper.  This singer, who is not the first person you would think of to admit this, is a Christian and perhaps, has influenced Tom Chaplin since this album, at times, sounds almost like a hymn.  I heard Tom Chaplin say in one of his recent concerts that this album has sad songs but they are much more "positive" and "redemptive" than any of their other past songs.
There are some catchy tunes out there right now but the lyrics leave something to be desired.  I love melody but I also love words, and when the two are combined in such a way that makes for a perfect union, then that makes me very happy.  If you get a chance to listen to this song, let me know what you think.  And if you like it, I would suggest this CD to you.  It is the best thing that I have heard for years.

Oh, and one more thing!  Last Saturday, when I was cleaning my house, I was listening to a song by Adele  (I think is was "Rolling In The Deep").  I was dancing beside our sliding glass door , and the hummingbird came up to the glass and began "dancing" with me!  My son happened to come in and see this, so he is my witness!  "Dances With Hummingbirds"...that could be my Indian name, I would like that very much.  What would you have as your name?

22 comments:

  1. O Keane -- I love their song "Everybody's Changing". I think my Native name would be Rainstorm or something... sounds more like an X-Man though haha

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    1. I like that song too by Keane!
      And I think your name would be "Brings Sunshine" that is more like you!

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  2. I like Keane very much.
    If only your dancing could have caught on camera!

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    1. Lucky you, you could go and see Keane in concert! I doubt they would come to Georgia. OH WELL>
      I am glad my dancing was NOT caught on camera! :-) But the memory of it is a wonderful thing, that bird was right against the glass, swaying from side to side right with me. Magical!

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  3. The bird must have heard Adele's song and tried some steps that went with it. Good thing you werr also able to capture the amusing little birdie. Have a pleasant weekend Ms Kay!

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    1. Yes, someone needs to tell Adele that she even is enjoyed by birds! :-)
      Hope you have a GREAT weekend! :-)

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  4. "Dances With Hummingbirds" I love that, Kay. That would definitely be a great name.

    That is a really good tune. Like you, I enjoy songs that have some appealing lyrics. I think that's why I love many of the other tunes.

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    1. I really love their new CD. Sometimes, I will like a song but if I get the CD, there are only two or three songs on it that I will like. I like very single one of these songs by Keane on their new album. Most unusual for me!

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    1. Thank you. I enjoy my blog and I am glad that others seem to. Have a good weekend!

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  6. I like the song...very easy on the ears! I say that because most of my day is spent in the operating room with a surgeon who loves hard rock...very LOUD! So it's nice to enjoy something that makes me smile! I think golf would make me take drugs. I've tried just hitting that crazy little white ball and decided my name would be: "Girl who creates divits"...Have a good long weekend!

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    1. Listening to that loud hard rock would make me want to take that surgeon's scapel and...well, never mind!
      That makes me laugh that golf would make you TAKE drugs, that's funny. And you have a good L 0 N G weekend too!

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  7. Hee hee. Rolling In The Deep is Sophie's favorite song. She serenaded Alain and I with her own rendition last night before bed. I just happen to love it too. But then again you already knew that! Happy Labor Day Weekend to you, sweet Kay!

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    1. Dear Audrey,
      Oh, that is what is wonderful about music, you can make up different words to fit the music and make a wonderful memory!
      And of course,you would love Adele too! :-)
      Do you notice how they just called the Republican National Convention, the RNC? I had to think what the heck they were talking about at first.
      Should I wish you a Happy LDW?

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  8. Since i'm always looking for good music, i thank you for the recommendation.

    As for a Native name -- how about Always Covered With Kitten Mess? (They thank me for their care by getting my clothes unspeakably filthy sometimes.) ;)

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    1. Oh, I hope you like their music as much as I do.
      And I am with you on the cat stuff. And I only have one!

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    1. Sorry, my husband already has that name. :-)

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  10. I like this song also, Kay. My name would probably be Little Squaw who Sulks A Lot! We need to see you dancing now!

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    1. Glad you like this song too!
      And your name would be "Maker of Laughter"!

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  11. Yep, wish we could have seen you dancing! :=)
    Have a great Labor Day weekend, sounds like yours started off good!

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    1. You do not want to see me dancing. Trust me!
      And I hope you have a great one too!

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